Year 3 Spelling

09 November 2018

Posted on Friday 09 November 2018 by

Next week, we will be looking at spellings that have the long vowel ‘a’ phoneme in, spelt with the graphemes ‘ei’, ‘aigh’ or ‘ey. These spellings will be tested on Friday 16 November.

Below are a list of words for you to learn. Write the words out, underline which grapheme is making the long ‘a’ vowel sound. Then write a sentence using each word. Check for sense!

  • eight
  • vein
  • straight
  • reign
  • they
  • grey
  • obey
  • survey

We are learning our 8 times tables.

12 October 2018

Posted on Friday 12 October 2018 by

This week, spelling will continue to focus on one of our must dos: apostrophes for contractions. This is due in on Thursday 18 October. There will be a test on contractions on Friday 13 October.

Practise contractions by completing the expanded/contracted table below. Don’t forget to use the apostrophe where letters have been omitted!

Challenge: write a sentence for each contracted word.

Expanded form Contraction
I will I’ll
she has
they are
didn’t
wasn’t
couldn’t
will not
he has
you are
do not
they’ve
isn’t

We are learning the 3 times tables.

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by

This week, spelling will focus on one of our must dos: apostrophes for contractions. This is due in on Thursday 11 October.

Practise contractions by re-writing these sentences into your books, changing the underlined words for its contraction.  Don’t forget to use the apostrophe in the right place. Use the list at the bottom of the page to find the spellings of the contractions you need.

  1. I am having an amazing day today.
  2. I do not want to play that game.
  3. I will help you.
  4. She did not like my cake.
  5. There is not any butter left.
  6. We can not find it anywhere!
  7. You should not go in there!
  8. I was not able to go to her party.
  9. You are too late.
  10. I could not help it!
  11. They have got a large house with a swimming pool
  12. If you leave, there will not be enough people to play.

can’t/won’t/wasn’t/I’ll/don’t/they’ve/isn’t/I’m/didn’t/shouldn’t/ couldn’t/you’re

We are learning our 3 times tables.

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by

This week’s spelling list is formed with words that have the prefix un- or dis-. If you don’t know what any of the words mean, find out! Think about the root word and how the prefix changes the meaning.

  • Can you show your words in a creative way?
  • Can you write them in your own sentences?
appoint honest tie happy appear
own wrap able like comfort

We will share our sentences in class on Friday 05 October.

We are practising a tines table we already know: our 3 times tables.

21 September 2018

Posted on Monday 24 September 2018 by

21 September 2018

This week’s spellings are all words which need you to drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. Then, you add either ed or es to make the past tense or a plural noun. If you’re not sure what any of them mean, find out. Children may be asked to spell similar words which follow the same spelling pattern:

carry/ied fly/ies family/ies hurry/ied copy/ied
try/ied daisy/ies worry/ied puppy/ies story/ies

We are learning our 3 times tables.

21 September 2018

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018 by

This week’s spellings are all words which need you to drop the ‘y’ for an ‘i’. Then, you add either ed or es to make the past tense or a plural noun. If you’re not sure what any of them mean, find out. Children may be asked to spell similar words which follow the same spelling pattern:

carry/ied fly/ies family/ies hurry/ied copy/ied
try/ied cherry/ies worry/ied puppy/ies story/ies

This pattern is to be learnt preparation for the test on Friday 28 September.

This week, we are learning our 3 times tables.

07 September 2018

Posted on Friday 07 September 2018 by Mr Owen

This week, children have been sent home with a worksheet to complete which focuses them on words containing the long ‘ee’ vowel sound. We will be continuing this learning next week.

Children will be tested on these words and others with the same sound in on Friday 14 September.

13 July 2018

Posted on Thursday 12 July 2018 by Miss Wilson

alien words
This week’s spelling activity is to make up ten of your own alien words using our three spelling rules: double up for a short vowel sound, drop the y for an i and drop the e for ing. You must know how to pronounce your alien word, come up with your own definition and write it in a sentence.

For example:

treeve (treeving) verb 

To move around vigorously and quickly, as if being chased by bees.

“I wonder why Mrs Burgess is treeving over there. There aren’t any bees nearby,” said Miss Wilson.

06 July 2018

Posted on Friday 06 July 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s spelling activity is to make a word search with the following words:

consider enough extreme famous history
increase library often strength women

Children should then write sentences underneath that contain these words. We will share our sentences in class on Thursday 12 July.

29 June 2018

Posted on Friday 29 June 2018 by Miss Wilson

This week’s spelling list is formed using words that contain the letters ou. Some words have a short vowel sound like rough and some have a long vowel sound like proud.

  • about
  • amount
  • ground
  • house
  • proud
  • country
  • double
  • rough
  • trouble
  • young

Children should learn these in preparation for a test on Friday 06 July.